Baker McKenzie Luxembourg today announced the expansion of its tax practice with the arrival of Diogo Duarte de Oliveira and a team of five tax lawyers.
Tax partner Diogo Duarte de Oliveira will head the department alongside Antonio Weffer (Transfer Pricing Country Leader) and will be joined at the same time by tax lawyers Olivier dal Farra, Delphine Danhoui, Lionel Ancion, Miguel Pinto de Almeida and Tiphanie Grzeszezak.
Laurent Fessmann, Managing Partner at the Luxembourg office, commented: "This is obviously great news for our practice. The timing is perfect, in a context where our clients are facing unprecedented fiscal and regulatory challenges".
Antonio Weffer, who will co-head the tax practice in Luxembourg with Diogo Duarte de Oliveira, added: "Our clients choose us because they recognise our unique expertise locally and globally when serving them on highly complex tax matters. The arrival of Diogo along with our new colleagues, enhances our value added proposition. Indeed, today we are a practice group of 20 tax lawyers in Luxembourg".
Commenting on his appointment, Diogo Duarte de Oliveira said: "Baker McKenzie is one of the most renowned tax law firms. I am obviously proud to take on this key role in the Luxembourg office and I am thrilled to work alongside with my Luxembourg tax partners Antonio Weffer and Amar Hamouche. The expansion of our tax capacity and leadership offers great opportunities to our associates, and I am confident it will also be welcomed by our clients”.
Diogo Duarte de Oliveira advises asset managers and a wide range of private and institutional investors on fund raising, management incentive strategies and transactions structuring. He has received acknowledgement from several legal industry guides and is ranked as a leading expert by Chambers Europe. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Diogo Duarte de Oliveira headed the Luxembourg top-ranked tax practice of Stibbe, a prominent Benelux law firm. He is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar and holds an LLM in International Taxation from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Master's in Tax Law from ISG Business School in Lisbon and a Law Degree from the Portuguese Catholic University.